Hands On: Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold (Live Pics)
The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold sports a larger case made of King Gold (45.5 mm in diameter) with a cylindrical bezel that dramatically showcases the movement visible through the sapphire dial. An indexed crown (with Hublot’s ‘H’ logo automatically positioning itself to remain in line) features elongated push buttons, fixed along a rotating axis like the pedals in a car whilst carbon inserts give the case distinctive look. The watch comes with two interchangeable straps with an innovative quick-change system inspired by the safety seatbelt mechanism. The tone on tone stitching is a nod to the signature upholstery craftsmanship typical of Ferrari. The minute counter, whose hands and indices recall a Ferrari dashboard, is positioned at 3 o’clock and complemented by date window in ‘Modena’ yellow. The legendary prancing horse is featured discreetly in relief at 9 o’clock.
The absence of superfluous accessories brings out the fusional and rational aspects of the Big Bang Ferrari’s unique design, a pure expression of the values that characterize the sports spirit of Ferrari and at the same time the inimitable Hublot style.
The Unico movement can be compared to the best possible engine to power a racing car, and that it was selected, then designed and developed by Hublot to power the Big Bang Ferrari. With no fewer than 330 components, oscillating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, the column wheel and dual horizontal coupling on the dial side appear in a new constellation reminiscent of Ferrari alloy wheel rims. The timepiece has a 72-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 100 metres.
The innovation and sophistication that went into the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold make it a new sign of recognition, different to the core from any watch presented before. This concept has even been extended to the presentation case for each watch, a true showcase inspired by an engine valve support, made from aluminium, with a built-in rotary system.
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Movement: HUB 1241 Unico Movement. (Developed and manufactured in-house by Hublot)
Case: 45 mm, polished Magic Gold.
Bezel: Polished Magic Gold with 6 H-shaped black PVD titanium screws, countersunk, polished and locked.
Crystal: Sapphire with interior/exterior anti-reflective coating.
Bezel Lug: Black composite resin.
Lateral Inserts: Black composite resin with carbon insert at 9 o´clock.
Crown & Push Buttons: Micro-blasted and polished black PVD titanium.
Case-Back: Micro-blasted and polished black PVD titanium, sapphire crystal with interior anti-reflective coating.
Water Resistance: 10 ATM (100 meters).
Dial & Hands: Sapphire with withe sublet logo transfer, rhodium-plated Ferrari prancing horse applique, 2N gold-plated indexes with 2N gold-plated black Super-Luminova.
Limited Edition: 500 Pieces.